Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'boxes'

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Tool tote / caddy travel #4: Hand cut box joints - a tool tote tray.

01-10-2022 11:52 PM by mafe | 9 comments »

Hand cut box jointsa tool tote tray. A real step by step, about simple box joints, with hand tools. My favourite tool tote, that I build back in 2010 (as you can see in this blog series), needed a new tray, as the old one had changed purpose. The old tray had also always felt wrong for me as, I didn’t like the proportions and the machine made box joints, didn’t go well with the hand cut dovetails on the tote it self. I like machine cut box joints a lot, but not mixed with hand cut do...

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Building a brace till #14: More drawers

01-01-2022 01:14 PM by Dave Polaschek | 8 comments »

Yesterday I was busy building and didn’t stop to take pictures. Had one drawer box all ready for glue-up when I walked into the shop, so that was the first task. Got it together and started cutting the next box, which went well, and the first box had spent a little over an hour in the clamps, so I could remove them and reuse them on the second box of the day. And then I started on the third box, and was done and ready for glue in under an hour. Apparently practice still makes me better!...

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Building a brace till #12: Another day, another drawer

12-30-2021 02:12 AM by Dave Polaschek | 24 comments »

First, a photo of how the till looks today. That’s yesterday’s drawer-box in the lower right corner. I took it to the belt-sander to bring the dovetails down to level. I had cut them so the pins and tails protruded just a little, and it’s a lot easier to fix that on the belt-sander than with a plane. Normally I cut dovetails so the flat surfaces are slightly proud of the end-grain, which is easier to plane flat. Maybe tomorrow’s blog will cover that… Todays update will fill in some ...

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Building miniature ebony and rosewood boxes

12-26-2015 06:11 AM by Marty Backe | 15 comments »

This is a long form (i.e., not a 5 minute video) instructional video showing how I make very small boxes. These were made from ebony and rosewood, and have maple inlay and maple & leather interiors. I make them as ‘thank you’ type gifts. If you want just the highlights, watch the first and last few minutes of the video.

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The Great Box Sale Adventure #3: I Didn't want to Do it...

08-25-2015 04:30 PM by maplerock | 15 comments »

My last (and only) attempt at a Craft/Art show was not a huge success. Other than good company and a festive atmosphere, it was a lot of work for little sales. You guys all know that woodworking is an expensive hobby (or business for you talented guys) and if you don’t make some money, you are limited in what you can do (or what the wife will allow you to do.) I have been placing a few boxes in boutiques and galleries instead of at shows. I’ve had the same lackluster resul...

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Making boxes. #3: Lids.

07-08-2015 08:48 PM by degoose | 18 comments »

Just a few more pics, showing the finished carcasses and the inserted lids.I cut grooves inside the boxes, top and bottom to fit the base and the coved lid.

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Small Box Experiments

06-13-2014 03:34 PM by Marty Backe | 8 comments »

Here’s a video that showcases a few diminutive boxes that I made from 1/8” thick stock. Some were experiments with hand cut dovetails in plywood and MDF.

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Woodworking For Therapy #16: Modify Projects To Fit Your Limitations

04-23-2014 03:06 PM by Steve Kreins | 9 comments »

Yesterday I had a serious procedure done at the hospital, They went through an artery in my leg, up into my liver and blasted a bunch of tumors with undiluted chemo drugs. They also found many more smaller tumors so I get to have it done again in a few weeks. This is seriously going to cause me to rethink some of my projects for safety and just common sense. The pergola is out for now, as is some fence work. I need to limit my standing by about 90%. So last night I was looking at some of m...

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Boxes and rods

04-10-2014 06:02 PM by HardPine | 0 comments »

I haven’t been working on my rod holder because my box has been getting finished. So after I finish felting it I can with the paper schedule I made for my rod holder.

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Woodworking Inspiration #1: Woodworking - a Love Language

03-30-2014 02:27 AM by pps | 0 comments »

Aubrey eagerly sported her tool belt with tucked-in hammer. Everything about her said, “Let’s go build something daddy!” She was ready for anything and wanted to prove she could tackle anything her brothers could – and more. The “weekend” basement remodeling project had morphed into a 2 year marathon. We’d finish one part and my lovely wife would come down the stairs oohing an aahing about how good it looked. Then I’d hear those dreaded next words “But babe, that old _ (insert “w...

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